Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Less Hustle, More Jesus - Day 17


I'm here again with today's entry in my Less Hustle, More Jesus devotional journal. 



Day 17


LDRS - Puppy Love
My Favorite Things - Grassy Edges Dies



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Travel the World - Week 29


This is the 29th week in my Travel the World personal challenge. Each week I am randomly choosing one country (there are 195 countries in the world) and doing a little research on that country. I then select one tidbit of information about the country as inspiration for the card I make.

This week's country is...



Malaysia


Malaysia is located on the Asian continent and consists of two regions. It covers roughly the same size in land area as the US state of New Mexico.

Malaysia is the only country that includes territory both on the mainland of Southeast Asia and in the islands that stretch between the Asian continental mass and Oceania.

Borneo is the third largest island in the world, after Greenland and New Guinea. Three countries share the island: the Independent Sultanate of Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

Malaysia is the only country in the world to have actually won the war against Communism. The 12-year guerrilla war conducted by the Communist forces came to end in 1960. This period is known to many as the Malayan Emergency.

Putrajaya in Malaysia has the biggest roundabout in the world with a diameter of 2.2 miles. 

Malaysia’s total highway length is longer than the Earth’s circumference.

Malaysia is reported to have more than 1,000 species of plants that have medicinal properties that are used for treating ailments from headaches to malaria and cholera. 

One of the indigenous fruits found in Malaysia is the pomelo (Citrus maxima), which is the largest citrus fruit in the world. It can reach the size of a small football and weighs from 2.2–6.7 lbs.

The English word “ketchup” is thought to be derived from the Hokkien word ke-tsiap, which describes a fermented dish sauce brought by Chinese traders to Melaka, Malaysia, where it was first encountered by Europeans.

The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, were the world’s tallest buildings from 1998–2004. They are still regarded as the world’s tallest “twin” buildings.

In 1997 , the Malaysian state of Kelantan decreed that the lights would be kept on in all movie cinemas in order to deter people from kissing and cuddling.

Caning is a common punishment under Malaysian law. The maximum number of strokes that can be ordered is 24. Women can never be caned, nor can boys under the age of 10 or men over 50, except for rape.

According to a survey in 2010, Malaysians had the highest number of Facebook friends, with an average of 233. The Japanese were the pickiest with only 29 friends.

Malay brides wear their engagement rings on the fourth finger of their right hand. The ring is placed there by a senior female relative of the groom, instead of the groom himself.

Traditionally, pregnant Malaysian women may not kill, tie, or mangle anything, for this may result in birth marks or a deformed baby. They also may not carry fire or water behind their backs or look at anything ugly or frightening.

In Malaysia, a heart bypass surgery can be done for approximately US$9,000. The same operation costs around $130,000 in the U.S.

Malaysia can boast some 2,900 miles of coastline – the sort of impressive figure you would expect of a country which is built on a quarter of Borneo and a long peninsula. This means it has more seafront than the likes of Cuba, Thailand, Sweden and Colombia. That’s a lot of seafront.

Malaysia’s Taman Negara (literally, “national park”) is one of the oldest rainforests on Earth. At 130,000 million years, it is older than the tropical rainforests of the Amazon and the Congo Basins. It supports more than 10,000 species of plants, 1,000 types of butterflies, 140 types of animals, 350 bird species, 100 kinds of snakes, and 150,000 kinds of insects.

The Sarawak Cave Chamber in Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak, Malaysia is the largest cave chamber in the world by area. It is said that it can easily accommodate a Boeing 747.

In Malaysia, it is generally considered rude to point at people or things with the index finger. A bent index finger or thumb is used to point—or, rather, to knuckle—in the right direction.

I decided to let this Malaysia fact be the inspiration for this week's card... The Japanese invaded Malaysia on December 6, 1941, the same day they bombed Pearl Harbor. They landed at Khota Baru and stole bicycles in every town they took on their way to Singapore, making the trip in 45 days.




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Stamps: Penny Black Easy Rider and Stamplorations Enjoy the Ride stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black and 110# White and SU Groovy Guava CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies: Nestabilites Circles

Embellishments: Brads from an unknown vendor

Monday, July 22, 2019

Less Hustle, More Jesus - Day 16


I'm here again with today's entry in my Less Hustle, More Jesus devotional journal. 



Day 16


Altenew - Gradient Sunset
Stampabilities - All Things Are Possible



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Freedom


I'm a member of a Bible Journaling group on SCS. Each month the group leader (Julie) shares a theme with us, including a Scripture reference, and we are to journal that theme at some point during the month. We are free to use the verse she shares or we can use any theme-appropriate verse in the Bible.

This month's Freedom, Free, or Freely

Julie says... Here is a verse I love using "free" (I am sure it is familiar to all of you) : "and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 (ESV)

I chose to use that verse for my journal entry.


I wanted to use large letters for the word Freedom, but didn't have any stamps or dies that were the size I wanted. I chose to create the words on my computer and printed them out onto cardstock. I then stamped the birds from the Illustrated Faith Rise Up kit to the piece. I colored the word Freedom with a Copic marker and blended distress ink around the edges. I also added a bit of Washi Tape for a page flag (I like to do that so I can quickly tell which pages have been journaled.

My page is very simple, but I kind of like it.



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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Less Hustle, More Jesus - Day 15


I'm here again with today's entry in my Less Hustle, More Jesus devotional journal. 



Day 15


Picket Fence - Karen Girl



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A Crocus Birthday Card


On Sundays I feature Victorine Originals (SumMore Fun) cards here on my blog... not just because I am on the design team, but also because I love this company. Sabrina (the owner) is the nicest person and very creative, too.

This week there were Sneak Peeks and a New Release of Sundri's High Tea (which you can get HERE)... but today I'm using a different SumMore Fun stamp set. It's one of my most favorites!



BIG NEWS - Crocus Cravings is currently on Temporary Liquidation at a much-reduced price. I'm not sure how long that will happen, so hurry and get it at this great price while you can - HERE.


The stamp set also includes the birthday sentiment I used on my card and some other sentiments, too, as well as the flower I included on the inside of my card.



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If you're new to SumMore Fun 
you can get a 10% discount 
by using the code JEANETTE10 at checkout.


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Stamp Set: SumMore Fun Crocus Craving stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black and 110# White and SU Wild Wasabi CS and Paper Studio Black/White Stripe and other DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: Brads from an unknown vendor

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Less Hustle, More Jesus - Day 14


I'm here again with today's entry in my Less Hustle, More Jesus devotional journal. 



Day 14


CC Designs - Bible



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Make Your Own Magic


The Wizard brads at Eyelet Outlet are just too fun.


Make Your Own Magic!







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Eyelet Outlet ProductsWizard Hat and Lightning Bolt Brads and Wizard Set Brads

Sentiment: Craftin Desert Divas Troll Wizards stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Papers: Recollections Black and White and SU More Mustard CS and Paper Studio Cosmic Sky DP

Friday, July 19, 2019

Less Hustle, More Jesus - Day 13


I'm here again with today's entry in my Less Hustle, More Jesus devotional journal. 



Day 13


Unity - Faith of a Child



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A Tea-Riffic Release


Today is an exciting day - it is the release of the newest stamp set at SumMore Fun! The design team and some guest design team members have been giving sneak peeks all week so you might have seen this awesome stamp set showcased again and again already.... but now it's available for purchase!



Introducing
from SumMore Fun



I had a sneak peek on my blog on Sunday, which you can see HERE. I mentioned in that blog post that someone was going to win the stamp set and some goodies, simply by leaving a comment on that blog post or the blog post on the SumMore Fun blog that featured my card. Would you like to know who won???

I did a random number selection and the winner is...


Lynn McAuley
Lynn said:
Great design with your lovely teapot and teacup on the doily!!

Congratulations Lynn!
Be sure to contact me with your mailing address.


Here's another card I made
featuring Sundri's High Tea Stamp Set:




The inside:




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Stamp Set: SumMore Fun Sundri's High Tea stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with a White Crayola Colored Pencil

Papers: Recollections Black, Kraft, and White and SU Dusty Durango CS

Embellishments: SU Dusty Durango Ribbon and Cup Brads from an unknown vendor

My Mysterious Journey Ends


Today's blog post is bitter sweet.

It's sweet because I love the image - and am so excited that it is the one that Terry S chose for the Mystery Image swap group this round. THANK YOU, Terry!

It is bitter sad though because this is my last round participating in the Mystery Image card swap. I started this group in October of 2010. We are currently in our 53rd round. That's unbelievable! We rotate hostess duties (though no member has to host) and it has been great fun as the creator, hostess, and participant. However, I've decided it's time for me to leave the group... but don't despair. Barb has agreed to be the "moderator" of the group and keep things running and she will do a FANTASTIC job! THANK YOU, Barb! 

I wish Barb, Terry, and all of the Mystery Swappers great success and fun well into the future of the group! 



I hope the Mysterious gals like my card. 

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Image (provided by Terry): SU Lovely Lattice - I colored it with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black and White and SU Cameo Coral CS and Pebbles Yours Truly DP

Embellishments: American Crafts Ribbon and a Button from an unknown vendor

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Less Hustle, More Jesus - Day 12


I'm here again with today's entry in my Less Hustle, More Jesus devotional journal. 



Day 12


CC Designs - String of Hearts
Sizzix Die



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It's Summer Somewhere


I love summer! Please remind me of that this weekend when much of the US (including where we live) is going to be experiencing a heat wave. Then I will say I love summer WITH AIR CONDITIONING! 

This awesome stamp (isn't the font gorgeous?) is from The Project Bin's Summer Fun stamp set.


The stamp set has a several great stamps! 

The one that says "I'm sorry for the things I said when it was winter" cracks me up. Maybe Denise (the owner of The Project Bin) could create one for me that says "I'm sorry for the things I said during the Summer Heat Wave."




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Stamp Set: The Project Bin Summer Fun stamped with Taylored Expressions Guava Ink

Papers: Recollections 110# Pink and SU Chocolate Chip CS and SU DP and other DP from my scrap file 

Embellishments: Rhinestones from an unknown vendor

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Less Hustle, More Jesus - Day 11


I'm here again with today's entry in my Less Hustle, More Jesus devotional journal. 



Day 11


Colorado Craft Co - Lovely Legs Bible



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Enjoy Today!


It's the third Wednesday of July, which means it's the day that Kelly, Barb, and I share our Ready, Set, Go creations. Not sure what that is? Well, it's a lot of fun! And a bit of creativity. And an extreme challenge theme.

Ready, Set, Go is an idea that Kelly came up with over two years ago and she invited Barb and I to join her on the adventure. We take turns choosing the theme, but the idea is for it to be a bit more challenging than just the average theme. Ready? Set? Go!

This month it was my turn to choose the theme.

I told Kelly and Barb that I am always impressed when I see cards/projects where the crafter used a stamp/die in a way other than it was originally intended to be used. I even shared a few examples with them, just to get our creativity flowing, which of course I didn't really need to do because Kelly and Barb are two of the most creative people I know... awesome card-makers!

This is the July theme... Make a card using a stamp or die in a way other than it was originally intended.

Ready? Set? Go!


Did you figure out what stamp on my card is used in a different way than intended? It's the flower pot. The flower pot is actually a lampshade, turned upside down.

There She Goes "Lighten Up" stamp set:



Here's the inside of my card:



Be sure to check out Barb's blog and Kelly's blog to see what they did with this Ready Set Go theme!


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Stamp Sets: Penny Black Sweet Wishes, Spellbinders Peonies Blossoms, and There She Goes Lighten Up stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black and White and SU Bermuda Bay CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: Michael's Enamel Dots